The muse for Phillip Lim's 3.1 clothing collections is New York City-simple, individualistic and decidedly feminine. Lim adorns luxurious fabrics with unexpected details such as hand stitching and homemade accents to add dimension and personality to each piece. After studying at California State University at Long Beach, Lim worked for Katayone as a design assistant. He then spent 22 seasons as creative director and co-founder of Development. 3.1, which Lim founded with his partner Wen Zhou, is his most personal collection to date.